CBS News on Tuesday briefly interviewed Jeff Jarvis, the journalism professor credited with spurring the “#FuckYouWashington” Twitter hashtag into prominence.

“One tweeter, Jeff House, said there was a large pile of dry tinder and that all I did was throw a match on it,” Jarvis explained, “and people were mad about Washington, were mad about this current so-called crisis, and they just wanted to get if off their chest.”

Watch video, courtesy of CBS News, below: